This week’s flash fiction challenge came down to the wire. A.C. Flory and JD Mader received the same number of votes, resulting in a tie.
The 2013 rules provide that in the event of a tie in the voting, the entry which posted earliest will be chosen as the winner. Ms. Flory’s entry was posted on October 5, 2013 @ 4:35 PM. Mr. Mader’s entry was posted October 8 @ 2:45 PM.
We congratulate everyone on excellent entries, but the decision goes to Ms. Flory. As always, the winning entry is recognized with a special feature here today and a place in our collection of winners which will be published as an e-book at year end.
Without further ado, here’s the winning story: